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Sundown: Signs of Struggle in Kletzky Murder

Plus Jewish summer camps get their frack on, free Turkish circumcisions, and more

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Levi Aron in custody in Brooklyn today.(Michael Kirby Smith/City Room)

• Levi Aron, the alleged murderer of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky, had cuts on his wrists and arms, possibly indicating a struggle. He is to be arraigned today. [City Room]

•Four Jewish summer camps in the Poconos have signed contracts with gas companies licensing the environmentally destructive practice known as “fracking.” [Forward]

• Maybe Israel and Turkey can make up over their shared love of circumcision. [JPost]

• The World Conference of Science Journalists was held in Doha, Qatar. So clearly there had to be controversy about a U.S.-Israeli citizen appearing on a panel. [Science Insider]

• Andrew Silow-Carroll takes up one of my biggest pet peeves: Namely, writers who turn the nouns bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah into verbs. We don’t do that, thank you (and yes I’m sure I have at some point). [Just ASC]

• Ten Bastille Day articles from the Forverts. My favorite is Abraham Cahan’s. [Forward]

A Tennessee-based sculptor wants part of the fallen Anne Frank tree. He hopes to use it to create the second-most beautiful artistic monument to Anne Frank ever.

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James Drake says:

Just because some greens say fracking is environmentally destructive doesn’t make it so, or even controversial, as the article itself says.

Doctor Bucephalus says:

You’ve definitely got a point, Drake. I mean, I’d guess a scientific analysis of the waste water and solid, honest journalism about people losing their hair or livestock…well that wouldn’t make it so either. You’re right, for sure. That would just show how things are.

I could cite articles, which you could easily call green or liberal. Or academics—probably all green or liberal too though, damn. I guess that’s why you didn’t cite evidence to claim *your* point is true, am I right there? I mean, saying it shouldn’t be called controversial means the side you happen to agree with is definitive, right? And it’s definitive reality because… liberals aren’t always right? Sounds like if anyone’s trying to make it so, man, it’s you. Though to be fair you never said that. All you said was that because they’re liberals they aren’t necessarily right, a statement which totally legitimizes the opposing side here. You should aim higher, man. Like, don’t just make it *okay* for your viewpoint to exist regardless of evidence. You push a little harder, and you might just through pure conservative will make it so—for realsies.


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